NETest® Sample Preparation

A few simple steps are required to prepare samples to submit for the NETest molecular expression testing. These steps include:

PROTOCOL FOR BLOOD COLLECTION AND TRANSCRIPT ANALYSIS

  1. 1 x 5ml collection (peripheral blood) in an EDTA-tube (purple top) (n=1)
  2. After collection thoroughly mixed (inverting)
  3. Can be stored on ice up to 2 hours before processing
  4. Optimally processing is immediate as follows
  5. Freeze the EDTA-tube (Whole Blood Sample) (-80°C)

Blood for transcript analysis (n=1 EDTA tube: WHOLE BLOOD) – samples stored at -80°C.

TRANSPORTATION PROTOCOL

FROZEN samples (1 per patient: whole blood (x1 in 5ml EDTA-tube)) should be sent by courier (e.g. FedEx) on dry ice, to Wren for analysis. Please note:

  1. A minimum of 10 lbs (4.54 kg) dry ice is needed.
  2. Dry ice and sample should be placed in a polystyrene box and then into a cardboard box.
  3. Cardboard box requires standard FEDEX label as well as dry ice sticker (see FEDEX details – pg2-3)

DO NOT SHIP ANY SAMPLES ON A FRIDAY!!!

Shipment Address

Wren Laboratories LLC,
688 East Main Street
Branford CT 06405

Phone: 203-208-3464

Questions?

Please contact info@wrenlaboratories.com